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Microsoft Announces Vision and Strategy (on Virtualization)

Posted by Gerben on 25/1/2008

At tuesday January 22, Microsoft Virtualization Deployment Summit was kicked of with a keynote. A lot of news regarding Microsoft and Virtualization was presented before and after this date.

There are three major news facts to identify:

  1. Microsoft’s acquisition of Calista Technologies
  2. Microsoft and Citrix Systems expand alliance to deliver Virtualization Solutions from the Desktop to the Datacenter
  3. Microsoft annouced extension of their licensing policy regarding Microsoft Vista, now also the Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium are officaly supported to run in a virtual environment. Together with this Microsoft announced support for their applications running through virtual (Microsoft Application Virtualization f.k.a. Softgrid), starting with Microsoft Office.

The (recorded) webcast of Keynote Microsoft Virtualization Deployment Summit (approx. 2 hours)


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